Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wall Pocket Organizer

My latest sewing project is on the practical side of things. I need a pocket chart that would hold file folders for my daughters’ school work. So I went to the local Teacher’s store and had sticker shock, $14.99 for a file folder pocket chart. So I took a look at the measurements and decided that I could make one from my fabric stash. Here is what I came up with.
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I really did this with no real measurements. I used the folders as my guide and cut fabric that was about 1 inch longer than the folders. I folded the top edge of each pocket and double stitched for strength. Each pocket is about 2 inches shorter than the height of the folders also. I then sewed each pocket on again using the folder as a guide. I stitched 1/4 inch from the bottom edge of the pocket piece. After I sewed all of hem on I took another piece of fabric the same size as my backing fabric and placed them right side together and sewed around leaving a 3 inch opening at the top to turn right side out. I then top stitched along the top edge to close the opening. I folded it over about 1 inch and then sewed it down for a rod pocket. I used a dowel and ribbon to make the hanger.
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You could also use large grommets like the commercial version to hang it on a pocket chart holder if you are a teacher. I hope to have a few in my shop soon.
Linked to: Thrifty Home

15 comments:

Babblin' Brooke said...

Oooh, I love this! Now, if only I knew how to sew...

Thanks for visiting Babblin' Brooke and for commenting!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am visiting via Someday Crafts. This is an absolutely adorable project!

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Nancy @ dream it ... build it...style it! said...

I'm inspired! Got to set to work making one of these!

Dollie @ Dollie Creates said...

Stopping By From Someday Crafts, I love this idea! Totally adding it to my "To Make" pile :)

Hope you have a great day!

cindy said...

I love this idea - so clever! I think I'm going to try it for my son's room. Thanks!

InMyOwnStyle said...

This is such a GREAT idea. Great for organizing, space saving, and a way to add lots of pretty inspiring fabrics. I added it to my DIY page.

My best- Diane

ashley @ the handmade home said...

GREAT project! ;)

Anonymous said...

I love It!!

Big D and Me said...

Looks great - wish I could sew

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Love it! What a great idea!!

I'm going to try it to organize my paintings!

Thanks!
Barb

Tracy @ CraftJunkieToo.com said...

I found your fabulous project and blog through the linky party at Somewhat Simple!
I'd like to invite you to my weekly T.G.I.F. Linky party to share your projects -- I'm looking to grow my party with good quality projects just like this one….here is the direct link if you'd like to join us sometime - the linky is up Thursday evening - Tuesday….:)
T.G.I.F. Linky Party

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

Cute, easy, and functional! I love it! I hope you will stop by my site and share your wall pocket organizer at my weekly blog party! http://www.homesavvyatoz.com/2011/07/28/savvy-homemade-monday-party-1/

I am a new follower!

Life Of A Southern Couple - Brittany said...

Great idea! You are so right about the price. I am a teacher and it is so hard to find things for the classroom that are not expensive. I love finding ideas for my classroom! Thanks for sharing! :)

http://lifeofasoutherncouple.blogspot.com/

Jamie said...

I LOVE it. This is definitly going on my 'to do' list. More the Merrier Monday will be open until Wednesday at midnight. I would love for you to stop by and link up your pocket organizer. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

Annabella Merlin said...

Such a clever idea! I love the colors of the organizer!

Annabella Merlin
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